IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Indonesian authorities have become increasingly active in checking foreign nationals’ travel and identification documents in recent weeks, a trend that is consistent with past increases in checks during Ramadan and the Christmas-New Year’s holiday season.
What does the change mean? Random checks have increased. Foreign nationals should be prepared to produce passports, visas and work and stay permits (KITAS/KITAP) if an immigration official or other government authority makes a request to see such documentation.
Background: Ramadan began this month and runs roughly until July 5, depending on the length of the lunar month. The increase in checks is consistent with past enhanced security measures during Ramadan and the Christmas-New Year’s holiday season.
BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals should take care, especially now, to make sure they have the proper travel and identification documents with them at all times.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network partner in Indonesia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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